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Fridays from the Frontline: Chicago Booth in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of daily life, and we need to adapt to combat the disease and carry on.  When it comes to business school, that means classes and in-person social gatherings have moved online.  So, what does that look like?  Chicago Booth MBA, Kate Nimmo, took... Read more »

U.S. News 2021 Business School Rankings Insights: HBS Sinks While Others Float On

The U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools rankings are out and there are a few surprises, especially within the top 10.  For those of you who have yet to see our announcement of the ranking, the top 25 schools in this year’s edition (with last year’s rankings included for... Read more »

Stanford & Wharton Share the Throne of Best Business School in U.S. News 2021 Rankings

While Wharton held the #1 spot of the Best Business Schools list from U.S. News & World Report last year, it is now joined by Stanford GSB at the top of the 2021 rankings. Northwestern Kellogg shot up three spaces to join Chicago Booth at #3.  Then, MIT Sloan rounds... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 16-20, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 Decisions Roll Out While Round 3 Heats Up Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is now fully underway, with several decision deadlines... Read more »

Episode 86: Wire Taps—Will My Work Experience Be Strong Enough?

Another podcast episode of Wire Taps is live, and you should press play to hear the latest advice from Clear Admit’s admissions experts, Graham Richmond and Alex Brown. The duo draws on their years of admissions experience to provide strategic advice on the MBA application process.  This week, they review... Read more »

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Second-Year Student / On-Campus

I scheduled my interview during “Super Saturday,” the one Saturday that admissions offers interviews on the weekend. Because I was able to do so, I came Friday for Booth Live!, the all-day event for interviewees and prospective students including a lunch with students, mock class, Q&A panel with current students,... Read more »

Real Humans of Google: Juan Vasquez, Booth ’19, Android Partner Engineering Strategy and Operations

Most know Google through our computer or phone screens, typing requests next to the magnifying glass or simply saying “Hey Google!” to retrieve instant answers about whatever is on our mind.  But, what is it like to work for the tech giant?  Google employees, affectionately referred to as “Googlers,” collaborate... Read more »

Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

Took place in a hotel lobby off-campus. Very pleasant interview – alum graduated from Booth a few years ago and it was very much like a conversation. It was clear that the alum wanted to know me better – I had sent a resume and he’d clearly read through it... Read more »

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alum / Off-campus

It was a blind interview with an alumni, who graduated from Booth almost 10 years ago. She was working at a pharmaceutical company, so this helped her resonate with the examples I gave while walking through my resume. The interview was much more detailed that I expected and she probed... Read more »

Chicago Booth MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off Campus Hub

The interview was very conversational. I really felt like the interviewer was genuinely interested in learning about my experience and asked many clarifying questions. The questions below are just what I could remember: He spent a few moments introducing his career and experience at Booth. Questions: How did you get... Read more »

Real Humans of Amazon: Michael Larrenaga, Booth ’15, Manager of Vendor Management

What is the path from A to Z?  How do you leave one industry for another?  Anything you need along the way can certainly be delivered by Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer.  And leading MBA programs, like University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, can ensure you are equipped... Read more »

MBA News You Need: Chicago Booth’s Deferred MBA, Berkeley Haas Application Advice and More from Dartmouth, Georgetown & Michigan

Each week we collect MBA news from leading business schools to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics. In this week’s MBA News You Need digest: Chicago Booth offers five reasons to choose their Deferred MBA program; Berkeley Haas outlines MBA application advice for explaining your career... Read more »

Harvard Reclaims Top Spot in Financial Times 2020 Global MBA Rankings

The Financial Times released their 2020 Global MBA rankings this week. Harvard Business School reclaimed the #1 position—after a four-year absence from the top spot. Wharton also surpassed last year’s top seed (Stanford GSB) to land in second place. Stanford GSB, which has held the top position for several years, fell to third in the... Read more »

Fridays from the Frontline: Sell Day – Chicago Booth Talks What Happens After the Offer

At some point, all of those sleepless nights agonizing over GMAT/GRE prep, admissions essays, and campus visits eventually yield the moment a company extends an offer to recruit you. This part of the MBA process is arguably one of the reasons you may have entertained the idea of applying to... Read more »

MBA News You Need: HBS Professor Examines Availability of H-1B Visas, Yale SOM Hosts Affinity Week, and More from Columbia Business School, Chicago Booth, and Georgetown McDonough

Each week we collect MBA news from leading business schools to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics. In this week’s MBA News You Need digest, an HBS professor examines the availability of the H-1B visa, Yale SOM discusses its Affinity Week events, CBS announces new home... Read more »

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